New Toyota Hilux flexes more powerful diesel engine in teaser video

Updated Apr 13, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

Watch how the new Toyota Hilux facelift model runs through tough roads effortlessly.

Toyota released a teaser video containing the new Hilux in camouflage. As you should know by now, the popular midsize pickup truck is set to undergo its mid-life facelift model update. The toughness and strength of the new Toyota Hilux are tested by Fernando Alonso. 

For the uninitiated, Alonso is a Spanish racing driver who bagged the 2005 and 2006 Formula One World Championship.

Meet the new Hilux - 2020

In addition, he is a two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner, reigning FIA World Endurance Championship titleholder with Toyota Gazoo Racing, and winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona. With this, he is usually regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport.

Pushing the rally-raid-spec Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux to the limit with him is co-driver Marc Coma. Coma is a five-time Dakar Rally winner in the motorbike class and six-time FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Champion.

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A camouflaged Hilux doing rally runs

This will continue the nameplate’s reputation of legendary quality, durability, and reliability

He is currently working as the Sporting Director of the Dakar Rally. Alonzo and Coma recently had a 13th place finish at their first Dakar entry as a tandem.

The new Toyota Hilux shown in the video is powered by a more powerful 2.8-liter diesel engine and uses a revised suspension geometry to further solidify its name as an indestructible pickup truck.

Toyota Hilux rendered image

Will this be the final look for the new Toyota Hilux?

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“Hilux is an icon and I’ve always been a fan. It was good to test the new Hilux in a challenging environment and to push it to the limits. The new engine behaves well and the new suspension feels great.

Even when you push it, the comfort is still there,” said Alonzo following the test on a gravel and dirt special stage.

Toyota hasn’t released any further details regarding the new Toyota Hilux. However, it is said that more specs are set to be revealed as early as June 4, 2020.  

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Toyota Hilux

The Toyota Hilux 2022 is a midsize pickup offered in the local market as both fleet and regular units. Toyota Hilux Prices Philippines range from PHP 843,000 to PHP 1,985,000 with 14 variants, spanning from the basic cab & chassis 4x2 model to the range-topping GR Sport 4x4. It is also available in two turbodiesel engine options and four gearbox choices, accompanied by eight exterior colors. Dimensions start at 5,285mm in height, 1,800mm in width, and 1,700mm in height, with a wheelbase of 3,085mm. The lowest monthly installment starts at Php 10,000 for the cab & chassis model, with 60-month payment terms on a 50 percent downpayment. Among the rivals to the Toyota Hilux in the market are the Mitsubishi Strada, Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, and the Isuzu D-Max.

This popular pickup continues to evolve and slowly move upmarket after gaining luxuries. The most significant revolutionary jump of the Hilux happened in 2004 when the seventh-generation of the model was introduced. It was the first 21st-century iteration of Toyota's pickup. It is also the first generation to ride on Toyota’s new Innovative Multi-purpose Vehicle architecture. It provided improved safety, better ride comfort, modern D-4D diesel engines, more interior space, and a more modern aerodynamic body.

The current 8th generation offers a more refined and stylish design than its predecessor, but the tradition of being a tough pickup continues. It received a much-awaited refresh in 2020. 

₱ 843,000 - ₱ 2,039,000

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